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garyogden1957
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Where is the Buy/Sell section on this website please?
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It is called "Let's make a magic deal!" located about 2/3s of the way down. You must have at least 50 legitimate posts to see/access it. So you may not have had it available to you if you were under 50 posts at the time you were searching. It is divided into different sections for easy reference. Enjoy!
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When you do have access what is the area like?
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After you've had 50 legitimate posts, the entire lower forums, including the Let's Make A Magic Deal marketplace will magically appear on your screen.

Legitimate posts - real participatory posts, not just "I agree" or "Me too" or "I like that too" or other simple posts without purpose or just simple comments.
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It’s a shame the sale site it’s only open to those with 50 posts as I think I am a far way off

I do a lot of business buying from the sales section of magic weekly. I admit I have been ripped off a couple of times as it’s open to the public but why can’tt it the sale site on here be open to all.

After all If you want to get a trick there would be nothing stopping me from going to a dealer.
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I think the reason is that it is a feature that they want available to participating members - members who actually participate and contribute here with actual interest, content, and participation, not just to buy and sell.

It's bad enough there are guys here that try to sell their tricks without participating and use this place as their own free promotional vehicle.

So I can understand why they want it to be for only active members. That is also why they require 50 LEGITIMATE posts, as there have been guys that come in here and in the first 24 hours make 50 posts just to get to the private forums and the marketplace. Just FYI, these posts are erased by the moderators and set back to zero or to only their legitimate posts. Or if blatant misuse, they may be banned altogether.

It is part of keeping the community and its features for its intended purpose.

This is a community, we want community participation and experiences, not just self-serving "me" or what can I take from the community.
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Makes sense. And there's enough content and discussions going in the general forums to keep a 'newbie' (hah! 15 months now!) lurker like me coming back and even posting once in a while. By next year, for sure, I'll have access to the privy stuff :p

I guess it's a bit of a test of will... like "I'll show you this trick when I'm satisfied with how you perform this-other-trick, here".
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On Jan 4, 2019, Firestorm60 wrote:
It’s a shame the sale site it’s only open to those with 50 posts as I think I am a far way off

I do a lot of business buying from the sales section of magic weekly. I admit I have been ripped off a couple of times as it’s open to the public but why can’tt it the sale site on here be open to all.

After all If you want to get a trick there would be nothing stopping me from going to a dealer.


The let's make a deal or sales forums are provided as a courtesy and benefit to those members who regularly contribute to the Café. The area is not a right but a priviledge.
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I think it's a solid policy as it also discourages scam artists. Sure there are still the occasional bad sales, but in my experience buying here on The Café (which is unfortunately way too much), those experiences are few and far between. There is some peace of mind knowing that one is buying from someone who just didn't log on that night to make a sale.

Plus, there are a lot of trusted sellers who work hard to keep their reputations, me being one of them. And that's mainly because I don't want to let down any of the many friends I've made here.
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Thanks, all! This is one of the things that makes the Café what is is...interactive, and still with a few surprises up Steve’s sleeve.

Consider it a bit of a carrot for those who maybe passively read to get engaged and involved.
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I just recently passed the 50-post level and saw several hitherto hidden forums on the Café unlocked. I'm not sure just what I was expecting to happen, but I did find a couple of forums in the "Let's make a magic deal!" section that are quite active, often with multiple "for sale" postings per day. I would observe that many--perhaps the majority--of the items offered for sale are in the $50-$75 price range and up, are often described as new/unused, and might well be very good deals indeed.

One forum in the section entitled "The Museum of Playing Cards" is called "The Trading Room" and is (to me) both puzzling and disappointing for its lack of current postings--namely, none at all! Perhaps this is due to two (2) rather lengthy and somewhat intimidatingly detailed locked header posts that outline multiple rules, regs and caveats. I read both of these and am still unsure as to how to proceed with offering a deck of cards for trade, which as a compulsive buyer of cards I do find myself wishing to do from time to time. Perhaps soon I'll summon the nerve to make a post there, but I confess to a feeling of dread due to unintentionally breaking a rule and being either reprimanded or summarily exiled from the Café as a consequence. Wish me courage!
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Hi Deckstarter!

Yes, the "Let's make a deal!" is very active, and full of wonderful deals on magic of all kinds, including a lot of new to market props that folks just aren't happy with for one reason or another, or were simply curious as to how the effect worked, I've purchased much of my rather extensive collection here, and have very rarely been disappointed with a sale, and have only run into a fraudulent seller on two or three occasions at most. And even those were refunded thanks to PayPal.

Honestly, except for the magic lists I subscribe to, and magic auctions like Potter & Potter and KT Magic, I wouldn't buy used magic anywhere else.
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One forum in the section entitled "The Museum of Playing Cards" is called "The Trading Room" and is (to me) both puzzling and disappointing for its lack of current postings--namely, none at all! Perhaps this is due to two (2) rather lengthy and somewhat intimidatingly detailed locked header posts that outline multiple rules, regs and caveats. I read both of these and am still unsure as to how to proceed with offering a deck of cards for trade, which as a compulsive buyer of cards I do find myself wishing to do from time to time. Perhaps soon I'll summon the nerve to make a post there, but I confess to a feeling of dread due to unintentionally breaking a rule and being either reprimanded or summarily exiled from the Café as a consequence. Wish me courage!


The two post you are referring to are not there to be intimidating but rather that to describe the rules of the forum which are no different that any other selling area and are there to protect our members. The rules are really quite simple if you just read them rather than criticize the length of the post. As for there not being any current postings, again in those rules there is a statement regarding the length of time a post will remain. Just like all of the selling forums, posts are removed 10 days after the date of the original post so you will not see many posts there.
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